Genetic testing is a rapidly evolving area of reproductive medicine, beneficial to prospective parents who want to identify genetic disease and chromosomal abnormalities in the earliest stages. Today's most advanced techniques for genetic testing, PGD and PGS, are offered at Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles, CA. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and genetic screening (PGS) are available for patients of the state-of-the-art in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment program at Pacific Fertility Center. We offer a wide range of infertility treatment and assistance, including help with egg donation or surrogacy, if desired.
Our internationally respected reproductive medicine practice has helped thousands of heterosexual and LGBT couples experience the dream of having a child. To learn more about your options, contact us today and schedule an appointment at one of our five L.A.-area locations.
About IVF and Genetic Testing
IVF is an effective method of helping infertile couples conceive a baby, with results that have improved substantially over the years. During IVF, eggs are harvested from the patient or donor, and then are fertilized with sperm in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are transferred into the uterus of the patient or a surrogate. In many cases, pregnancy is the outcome.
During the IVF process, we can fertilize harvested eggs before transferring them to the uterus.
Over the past 20 years, vast improvements have been made in embryo biopsy techniques and genetics technologies, increasing these successes. The PGD and PGS procedures take place very early in the fertilization process of IVF, so patients are able to catch genetic diseases and other abnormalities before transplantation. Gender can also be identified through these techniques, allowing patients to choose gender selection, if desired.